Thursday, 23 June 2011

Farewell Old Friend

It's been a long time coming (almost 2 years in fact), but I was finally persuaded to sell my Jooly Superlight at the weekend and I feel like I felt when I was 14 and got dumped by some boy from school.

After much arm twisting and badgering, I was persuaded that it was time to try to sell the Jooly with a view to replacing it with something newer and shinier, so I finally started asking around to see if anyone would be interested in giving her a good home.

As soon as I'd asked, I wished I hadn't, but it was to late.

Money changed hands on Friday and she went off to her new home with a fresh sprig of lavender tucked into the bars for good luck.

So she's gone. I know her new owner will have lots of fun with her, but she's going to be a hard act to follow. So rather than rush into anything new, I'm going to spend the rest of the summer with the singlespeed trying to generate some more fun memories on bikes starting with Puffer Lite this weekend (you can create quite a few memories in 12 hours!).



Small Adventures said...

Oh I feel you rpain...I recently sold my beloved Monocog I'd had since '03 or '04. I felt my family needed the money,sold it (HATED it the moment the bid showed on eBay-even called the dude,asked if I could pay him to let me keep it...),and just a week later,finances changed. I still feel the loss.

Having bought/built 3 new bikes though,as well as receiving a similar bike as a gift,has went a log way to helping though.

Cherrish the memories,rellish the fact that non-cyclists just don't get it (the loss of a friend feeling you have),and make new memories (like you said) on a new freind. Also,you know she went to a good home and will be loved,that's awesome!


Livvy said...

I agree - it's sad to lose an old friend. I felt rather gloomy at the sale of my first race bike a few months ago. But new and shiny is fun too, I promise!